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with nhk. president assad met with the united nations and envoy lakhdar brahimi sunday in damascus. brahimi called for a cease-fire between government and opposition forces starting on friday, the first day of aislamc eid al adha, a muslim holiday. deputy foreign minister mekdad attended the meeting. >> the president said in principle we welcome all these ideas, but we should discuss them with the relevant parties. two or three days there will be a very clear position by the syrian leadership on this issue. >> mekdad stressed the port-au-prince of a commitment by opposition forces to stop the violence. he also criticized saudi arabia and turkey for supporting anti-government forces. he called on these nations to stop funding and arming the opposition. >>> syrian's faced another flare-up of violence as those cease-fire talks went on. a car bomb exploded in damascus. it killed 13 people and it underscored how life in the syrian capital is getting harder. nhk world's bep bep reports. >> reporter: many consider this to be a relatively peaceful place, a christian area that had escaped the violen
that takes you into lebanon as well. it's an important supply route for the regime. and damascus is the capital, the century of government. as long as they hold damascus, the regime can continue to be in charge of syria, the government. once they lose damascus, well, they will for sure. when they lose damascus, that is when the regime as a government, the ability to say i now ruled syria, but that does not necessarily mean the end of the regime as an entity that is capable to continue to exert influence on the ground. so that's what i'm trying to say. there were two stages. there is going to be the fault of the actual government aspect of the regime and then there's going to be the eventual dismantling of the regime itself, which will take much longer. depending on what happens in the next few months, i would say maybe by next summer, don't quote me on this. >> i don't want to give a date, but compare and contrast, we are now in an 18th month of the revolution. go back to a year ago for demonstrators were all alone. look at the situation today, the peaceful demonstrations continu
to prison for tax fraud. >> no end to the killing in syria as a massive car bomb explodes in damascus. >> and two iranians when the european parliament's procedures human rights award. -- two iranians went -- win the european parliament pose a prestigious human rights award. for one of europe's most colorful and -- one of europe's most colorful and controversial politicians has been sentenced to prison for tax fraud. >> a court in milan has convicted former prime minister berlusconi of defrauding the italian government of millions of yours in unpaid taxes. remedy court gave him a four- year term and said berlusconi had shown a natural capacity for crime. berlusconi's lawyers condemned the verdict and promised to appeal. >> berlusconi has dominated italian politics for nearly 20 years, perhaps in anticipation of the jail term. earlier this week, berlusconi said he would not contest the next election. although given a four-year sentence, and was immediately reduced to one year due to an amnesty law from 2006. berlusconi was also fined 10 million euros and then form -- from holding publi
there is a problem in damascus, for example. not all of damascus. one area. not the whole city. >> it is not just the optimism of use. a few steps away, i come up across two men playing backgammon. may we say? they play everyday. same place, same time. they have lived through too many wars in this region. do you think the war will come through here? >> no, no. not at all. because the people here are very reasonable. of the country now, i think they will overcome it. i hope so. >> but this place is not shut off from the rest of the country. when serious uprising began some 18 months ago, -- and syria's uprising began some 18 months ago, there were also uprisings in the square here. they were forcefully put down. the occasional explosion or demonstration since then -- this remains a one of the most peaceful areas in syria. the authorities are determined to keep it that way. this region is to important to lose. the long shadow of the assad family falls across this region. is not just their political home. is there ancestral home. like most of syria, the population is mixed, but they are a large mino
in the program, the airport drama that escalates tensions between turkey and syria. and from moscow and damascus flight that had illegal cargo. the young pakistani girl shot by the taliban because she campaigned for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de france seven times by cheating. >> the scientific documents that are there, the financial records, the emails, it paints an undeniable web of unfortunately the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program that we've ever seen a team run. >> lance armstrong has been accused of doping before. what's new, and perhaps mos
ago, as change swept across the arab world. in a small farming town south of damascus, a group of young schoolboys sprayed messages on these walls. >> they were copying what they'd been listening to in al jazeera and other tv channels covering the egyptian uprising and the tunisian uprising. >> narrator: the boys were rounded up by the government's secret police, the mukhabarat. their fathers went to see the police chief, a cousin of bashar al-assad, and begged him to release their children. >> he refused. and he said, "forget that you have these kids. go and make other ones." >> and if they were not men enough to make children, then, "bring us your wives, and we will make children for you." >> narrator: images of one boy circulated on youtube. >> several of the children had their fingernails pulled out. they were beaten. and there were even reports of rape being committed against these children. and in a close-knit tribal society like that, there was only one thing they could do. >> that very instance of repression, of torture, seemed to galvanize the town itself. here were th
that also an academic in the past at damascus university prior to becoming ambassador and he said david. i had long forgotten about this whole thing. i said what phone? he said the president wants to meet with you. and so i met with him in may and in june of that year extensively i interviewed his life and the other syrian official. see what was the first meeting like? >> well after i explained why it wanted i wanted to do this, i went, my first substantive talk with him was mr. president you know i'm not an apologist for syria. i'm writing this book when you and i'm going to criticize you in this book and he said that's fine. i know you will criticize me. i know that because i'm not perfect and i know that in the past you have criticized my father's policies but you were always fair and objective from their point of view. and then i told him that you know mr. president one of the worst things you ever did. he goes, what's that? you let it know that you liked phil collins, the rock star from england. and he goes, yet a puzzled look on his face and he is probably thinking here he is asking
no alternative but to force the plane to land. the incident has further increased tensions between damascus and ankara, but the turkish prime minister is unapologetic, saying if the plan -- the plane had not been intercepted, the cargo would have reached syria's defense ministry. moscow has accused turkey of endangering the lives of the russian citizens who were passengers on the plane. syria has also condemned turkey's actions. >> what happened could be described as piracy. turkish air piracy against a civilian syrian plane on a regular flight from moscow to damascus. >> these suspicious cargo was confiscated. after several hours, the plane was allowed to finish its journey to damascus. ankara has now told turkish airlines not to fly planes through syrian airspace, saying it is too dangerous. >> for more on this, we go live to thomas on the line for us from istanbul. put this incident into perspective for us. what does it mean for to keep's role in the syrian conflict now -- turkey's role in the syrian conflict? >> turkey is getting ever deeper into the syrian conflict. we have the first i
as tensions mountetenat member turkey and damascus. >>has called for moderation between the two neighbors. brussels hlsmped more sanctions on the regionalll an >> the european union i rain uhe fanal esre on the run. on monday, theoumpose sanctions on thendtrl cts. its fsh bid to coax in toheegiaonab. >> we have always saidha satis e n and themselves, but applied esren the iranian authorities to meet their obligations. we rain determineto achieve a diplomatic solution to the issue. these are important measures. we will n sk governmt and leaders of iran -- oesve durtrgt of opinion in europe, our deternation to go on intenfying aelasei aiblorhe negotiations. >> the also agreed to send a sanctions to the leaders. that requires kidding countries like russia onoard. >> the latest delmesre promp russia, especially in light of the - to rethink their stance. we have to orcome this international stalemates. we owe it not just to the syrian people, but to everyone living in the region. >> the urgency is growing there as refugees keep flooding aoss the syrian turkish border. they promised to stand by
, the intelligence in lebanon, that was investigating the role of -- who was backed by damascus in carrying out a number of bombings. this is a clear message to back off inside of those factors. >> lebanon and syria, the politics go hand in hand. many of the same sex in each country overlap and families overlap. it is very hard to be a fool on war in the regime in damascus for that to not eventually to come over into some kind of turmoil in lebanon. >> i remember seeing of the enormous crater caused by the assassination of the prime minister. what does this portend? >> it means we're going back to a time now where the regime in damascus is starting to lash out into lebanon and to affect the politics there because they know that upset in that would ultimately upset the balance for the u.s. and its allies like israel and the region. this is a sign that this is getting much worse, it is not going to go away anytime soon and this is spilling over its borders into lebanon. >> could this lead to clashes between sunni and shi'a in lebanon? >> yes, it already has. in this case, it will immediately unde
shattered within showers of coming into force. there have been multiple violations. the worst in damascus, the capital, where a car bomb has killed at least five people and wounded more than 30 others. paul has the latest. >> cease-fire. what cease-fire? this was damascus today, a car bomb. the regime said this was a terrorist attack on housing for police families. they said it was a bomb outside one of their mosques. >> we saw what the u.n. is up against when we visited aleppo last month. since then the rebels say they've gained two key neighborhoods, a decisive battle is being fought for this, syria's largest city. cease-fire or not, neither side wants to give up the advantage. >> the military situation is excellent, this rebel commander told me. the government is bombing civilians, but god is generous to us and we're gaining ground. we won't stop until the whole of aleppo is liberated. the rebels are taking prisoners. he once command add units of the feared paramilitary ghosts. now he's in jail. he tells me that a colonel in syrian intelligence ordered his men to kidnap female activist
. >> in syria, state tv as reported a car bomb that exploded in the capital damascus, killed 10 people including women and children. this comes as the u.s.-brokered cease-fire failed to hold over the religious festival. jim, what details do you have? >> the bomb went off near a bakery in a suburb on the southeast side of damascus. the state news agency says 15 people were killed or wounded. state tv said 10 people were killed and they're blaming it on terrorists, meaning insurgents or rebels. the last car bomb in damascus during this four-a hot day was blamed on the rebels, but the main islamic group which has been held responsible for some of these bombs and has claimed responsibility has said it did not carry this out. the rebels have been blaming the government for carrying out these bombings, to dismiss the entire uprising as a matter of terrorism. i suspect they will also accused the government of carrying out this one. there's been a lot of debris and people killed or wounded in another element of bloodshed in the ongoing battle. >> thanks very much. ms. moore website. -- there is more on
and academic in the past, computer science at damascus university prior to becoming ambassador. he said david, it's on. i'd forgotten about this will mean. i said what is on? he said well, the president was to meet with you. and so i met with him in may and june of that you're extensively. i interviewed his wife in many other syrian officials. >> host: what was the first baby might? >> well, after the pleasantries and after i explained why wanted to do those, my first substantive substantive sentence to him was mr. president, you know i'm not in politics for s-sierra. you know i'm going to read this but can criticize you. he said that's fine. i know you'll criticize me. i know that because i'm not perfect and i know in the past you criticized my father's policy, but you are always fair and objective from their point of view. and then i told him, you know, mr. president, one of the worst things you ever did? with that? said he let it be known that you like phil collins music, the rockstar commingling. any a puzzled look in his face and said why did we let the sky in your? is asking questions.
. >> but that is something you just can't do in one montgomery county town. next month, though, the residents of damascus, maryland will vote on whether or not to allow beer and wine sales within the town limits. bruce leshan reports so far that's not clear how that's going to go. >> reporter: they don't even serve wine in church in damascus. the communion chalice runs to grape juice. but come november, that could change. >> i absolutely feel that way. >> reporter: in damascus population almost 20,000, commuters and towns folk can fill their tanks at a half dozen gas stations but don't think of stopping at a restaurant to fill your mouth with pizza and beer. dentist frank lewis thinks that is a big mistake. >> beer and wine is great as long as you brush after the meal. >> reporter: question c would allow restaurants to apply for a license to sell beer and wine. supporters say it would offer a critical boost for a downtown filled with empty store fronts and silent shops. musician john bordeaux thinks the town has been dry long enough. >> without it things like this music cafe and some other businesses tha
, but in a small montgomery county town they are still fighting over it. >> this is a place called damascus, maryland, and they will vote in less than two weeks on whether or not to allow beer and wine sales within the town limits. bruce leshan reports it's not exactly clear which way this one is going to go. >> reporter: they don't even serve wine in church in damascus. the communion challis runs grape juice, but come november it could change. in damascus population almost 20,000 commutes are and towns folk can fill their tanks at a half dozen gas stations, but don't think of stopping at a restaurant to fill your mouth with pizza and beer. dentist frank lewis thinks that is a big mistake. >> beer and wine is great as long as you brush after the meal. >> reporter: question c would allow restaurants to apply for a license to sell beer and wine. supporters say it would offer a critical boost for a downtown filled with empty storefronts and silent shops. musician john bourdeaux thinks the town has been dry long enough. >> without it things like this music cafe and some other businesses that
called me up and was also a friend and also an academic. dean of computer science at damascus university prior to becoming ambassador. he said, it's on. and i had forgotten about this whole thing. and i said, what's on? and the set to well, the president wants to meet with you and so common with him in may and june of that year extensively, it's viewed his wife and many other syrian officials. >> what was the first meeting like? >> well, after the pleasantries in after i explained why i wanted to do this my first substantive sentence to him was, mr. president, you know i'm not an apologist for syria. of writing this book on you, and of going to criticize you. and he said, that's fine. i know you will criticize me. i know that because i'm not perfect and in the past you criticize my father's policy, but you're always fair and objective. then i told him, one of the worst things you never did. >> what's that? >> you let it be known the like phil collins music, the rock star from england. he had a puzzled look does face a loss for rethinking why do we let this guy -- is asking me this stupid
. as long as they hold in damascus the regime can function and be in charge of syria as a government. once they lose damascus, if and when -- well, they will for sure. when they lose damascus, that's when the regime as a government, as the ability to say i now rule syria will fall, but that doesn't necessarily mean the end of the regime as an entity that is capable to exert influence on the ground. so there are two -- that's what i'm trying to say, there are two stages to the fall. there is going to be the fall of the government aspect of the regime, then the dismantling of the regime itself which will take much longer. depending on what happens in the next few months, i would say maybe by next summer. don't quote me on this. >> i don't want to give a date but compare and contrast. we are now in the 19th month of the revolution. go back to a year ago where peaceful demonstrators were all alone and they were facing the snipers and tanks and so on. look at the situation today. the peaceful demonstrations continue but they are defended by tense of thousands of presyria army soldiers who have
of the syrian president. the plan was on route from moscow to damascus -- the plan was en route from moscow to damascus. >> in kosovo, nato plans to refocus security operations on the unstable serb enclave in the north of the country. >> major contributor germany says the eu opposes police force was on the wrong track and placing too great an emphasis on forces there. >> attacks on uniformed nato soldiers continue. >> the issue is pressing. germany is the biggest contributor to nato's peacekeeping force in kosovo. troops often struggle to maintain security in the troubled north of the country. the task should have been taken over by the close of a police by now, supported by the eu, but the transfer has not worked. germany has called on nato to find a solution. >> you will see some rebalancing in the coming months with a stronger focus on the north of kosovo, taking into account the ball a tile situation. >> that is good news for thomas, but he is calling for a complete overhaul. >> for this reason, we must also discussed within the european union how we can strengthen the judicial and poli
happens. no problems here. maybe like -- they say there is a problem in damascus, for example. it is not all of damascus. it is one little area. not a whole city. >> but this place isn't shut off from the rest of the country. when serious uprising began some -- when syria's uprising began some 18 months ago, there are also uprisings in the square here, but they were forcefully put down. aside from occasional demonstrations or explosions since then, this remains one of the most peaceful areas in the whole country. authorities are determined to keep it that way because this region is too important to lose. it is the ancestral home of the assad's. they are a large minority in this city and they dominate the hills behind. by charlotte saw's father is buried in these hills. we were -- bashar al-assad's father is buried in these hills. we were given rare access. he died in 2000, as syria's all- powerful president. it is often his -- it is often said his son is under pressure to preserve his legacy. this town was quiet when we visited. since then, there have been reported clashes bet
around the globe. the reports tonight of a large explosion in the syrian capital of damascus, a reminder that the war is intensifying. it is the northern city of aleppo that has seen some of the fiercest fighting. we have seen the terrible suffering at one of the hospitals in the city where doctors struggle to treat wounded patients. his report contains graphic images. >> this is serious descent into hell. a ruthless air campaign. and the carnage in it wreaks. a war between the state and an armed rebellion where even those that treat the victims are targeted. this hospital has been shelled 12 times. there are few facilities left now to treat the living. and so the bodies pile up outside. waiting to be collected. inside, the surgeon treaty 2- year-old. the scalp was torn open when a rocket landed on his house. in the next bed, the doctors struggled to try to keep them alive. these are now the only two beds left for the surgeons can operate. and with the threat of attack, the entire hospital has moved. every few minutes, more casualties, men. a grim procession of patients from different pa
damascus this week to present his proposal to president bashar al assad. brahimi visited a longtime ally of syria to look for help in ending the crisis. he met with foreign minister of iran ali akbar salehi. salehi said the syrians should deal with the crisis themselves. he proposed an election be held to resolve the conflict. brahimi said the supply of arms to syria should be stopped before the situation gets worse. international activists are accusing syrian government forces of using cluster bombs against rebels. they say government forces have also dropped those weapons on civilians. spokespersons for human rights watch say government planes dropped the bombs over residential areas including suburbs of the capital damascus. cluster bombs scatter hundreds of smaller bombs across a wide area. they can kill people long after conflicts end. more than 100 governments have signed a treaty banning their use. syrian leaders have not signed on. the human rights activists say they have amateur video and eyewitness accounts of government planes dropping cluster bombs. >>> japan's foreign minist
. >> there's nothing happening, no problem here. if you say there's a problem in damascus, it's not all of damascus, just one area. not the whole city. >> this place is not shut off from the rest of the country. from -- when siri's uprising began 18 months ago there were also contests here in the main square, but they were forcefully put down. aside from an occasional demonstrations or an explosion since then this remains one of the most peaceful areas in all of syria. and the authorities are determined to keep it that way because this region is too important to lose. this is the ancestral home of the assads. they are large minority in this city and they dominate the hills beyond. bashar al-assad's father is buried in these hills. we were given rare access to the family mausoleum. from poor roots, he died in 2000 as an all-powerful president. it's often said that his son is under pressure to preserve his legacy. the town was quiet when we visited. but since then there have been reported clashes between leading alawite families, a measure of growing unease over their place in syria's tro
in london, 7:00 a.m. i washington, and in damascus, there is a flicker of hope that a ceasefire, albeit a temporary one, could be brought about by the end of this week. there is a sign of readiness from some programs to halt the offensive during the holiday of eid, which begins on friday. >> following my recent visit to damascus, i would like to tell you that the syrian government has agreed to a cease-fire eid.g the i believe they will issue a statement to this act either today or tomorrow. most of the fighting groups our accepted to observe a ceasefire. this modest initiative succeeds, we hope to build on it and aim for a lasting and solid ceasefire. >> syria has become an ever more dangerous country to report from, but our correspondent has been traveling in the north of the country, where rebel groups hold sway. first of all, we're just getting word of this potential cease- fire. it seems that the government is ready to go for it. rebel groups will have to go with that and come to a joint agreement, aren't they? >> the whole problem is in the idea of a joint agreement. there has nev
of damascus and homs. >> this video posted online claims to show a suburb of damascus and attack after the truce started. we cannot verify it independently the. is their version of a cease- fire, the account says. opposition activists blame the government for breaking the truce. some protest to the army's promised to stop fighting by holding a demonstration. one banner reads, "our eid religious holiday will be when you, assad, or overthrown." he tried show that life goes on as normal. his army has promised to break the truce if it is attack or even if the rebels tried to resupply. in the province of homs, and women have used the promise of a cease-fire to visit the graves of their sons who were killed fighting government forces. >> we pray to god to avenge a desper -- avenge us. may god burn your heart, assad, like you have burned ours. >> they show how difficult it will be for all violence to stop even if it is just for four days. >> before we go, a quick reminder of our top story. a suicide bomber has killed at least 41 people who gathered at a mosque in northern afghanistan. that is
, also a core corridor that takes you as well. and damascus because it is the capital. it is the center of government. as long as they hold damascus, the machine can continue to be in charge of syria as a government. once they lose damascus, they will for sure. when they lose damascus, that is when the regime as a government, the ability t say i now will syria will fall, that doesn't necessarily mean the end of the regime as the entity that is capable to continue to exert influence on the ground. so there are two states. for two stages for the fall. there is going to be the fall of the actual government aspect of the regime in them is going to be the eventual dismantling of the regime itself, which will take much longer. depending on what happens in the next few, i would say, maybe by next summer, don't quote me on this. >> i don't give a debate, but we are now a day 18th month of the revolution. go back to yuriko, were peaceful demonstrators were all about and they were facing the banks and so on. look at the situation today. the peaceful demonstrations continue, but they are defended
regime's bloody track record the administration sought to improve relations with damascus and use senator john kerry as an intermediary to relations and reverse the bush administration's attempts to mobilize international pressure against the assad regime and it reversed the decision to withdraw the u.s. ambassador when the democratic-controlled senate approved a new u.s. ambassador to syria. the administration made an end run by naming robert ford as ambassador while congress was in recess in december 2010. although ford later performed ably and demonstrated solidarity with the syrians opposition, peaceful demonstrators, he could have done it in a different diplomatic position. he didn't necessarily have to be ambassador. and partially sending an ambassador back to damascus when the assad regime had not edified its policies sent a message that washington was eager to restore relations despite syria's continued role as the spoiler in the middle east. this also hinted that there would be little price to be paid for future hostile acts. one of the principle motivations for the administratio
regime spotty track record, the administration sought to improve connections with damascus and senator john kerry is our relations. to reduce the bush administration attempt against the assad regime and reverse the decision to withdraw the u.s. ambassador. when the democratic controlled senate.at approving a new u.s. ambassador to syria, simple administration made a name by robert ford while congress was in recess in december 2010. and although fourth-grader performed ably and demonstrate in solidarity with serious opposition, his peaceful demonstrators could have done that in a different diplomatic position. you necessarily have to be at an ambassador. sending ambassador back to damascus when the assad regime did not modify policies at washington was eager to restore relations despite fears continued role as a spoiler in the middle east and days hinted there will be days. one of the administration's was the hope to draw damascus into peace negotiations with israel. this has been a pattern followed by other administration. the comprehensive arab-israeli peace is the holy grail of the a
sought to improve relations with damascus and use senator john kerry as an intermediary. it reversed the bush and administration's attempt to mobilize international pressure against the regime and it reversed the decision to withdraw the u.s. ambassador. when the democratic controlled senate balked, named robert ford has -- in december of 2010. unfortunately, sending an ambassador back to damascus have not modified its hostile policies, they sent a message that washington was eager to restore relations despite syria's continued role as a spoiler and the middle east. this also hinted that there would be little price to be paid for future hostile act. one of the principal motivations for the glossing over of the longstanding enmity was the hope to draw up the mess that -- in damascus and the peace negotiations with israel. this has been a pattern followed by other administrations with the comprehensive arab-israeli peace. other administrations have pursued that. that has softened u.s. policy, warren christopher to damascus more than 20 times, which was more than he went to moscow or be
and the risk if we cannot achieve that level of risk mitigation, as we didn't leak -- as we did in damascus or as we have done in other locations. we simply remove our personnel from there because we cannot achieve that level of risk mitigation. >> thank you very much. >> happy to do it. as a favor to the former chairman of the full committee, i ask unanimous consent he have to minutes to speak out of order. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. i will be very brief. i will be very brief.
the country and ask the government to agree to a cease-fire. brahimi will visit damascus on saturday. he has visited seven neighboring countries since last week to call for a cease-fire. the religious holiday begins. sources close to the opposition forces say rebels will support a cease-fire once government forces stop attacking. they are likely to explain a new mediation plan involving the dispatch. once the two sides achieve a truce. >>> tens of thousands of greeks join a nationwide strike with a common message. they want to tell their leaders that more wage and spending cuts would cripple their society. >>> public sector workers marched through athens angry about the sate of the economy. the economy is expected to contract again next year for the sixth year in a row. they pelted riot police with stones. the police responded with tear gas. the general strike shut down schools and disrupted transportation. hospitals stayed open but with emergency staff only. in return, they would provide greece with more than 31 billion euros in aid. european leaders saw the scenes play out as they kicked o
in damascus. he called for a cease-fire between government and opposition forces srtg o friday. the first day of the muslim holiday. deputy foreign minister attended theetg. wn he raised the issue yesterday in his meeting, the president said we welcome all thedeutehod discuss them with the relevant parties. two or three days there will be a ry carosio by the syrian leadership on this issue. >> he stressedhemptaefomtmt op forces to stop the violence. he also criticized sdiraa anury fuprtg anti-government forces. he called on the forces to stop armi ining aunng t opposition >>> egypt's president promised to tackle problems that effect people's daily lives his first0. now that he's passed that milestone egyptians are paying close attention and assessing hi rfmae. we have mor from cairo. >> reporter: this website is called morsi meter. it shows thetas othew presidens program. it's become the most popular website in egypt. the site was sp by two egyptians. members of the public u the site to evaluate the progress of morsi. the site reis 6,000 to 10,000 hits a day. >> translator: under the evusovd
commissioner have stored emergency packages in the capital da m capital damascus. they have been unable to get to aleppo. they plan to distribute food, blankets and other materials. they'll try to reach at 65,000 residents. >>> political and financial leaders in japan admit the economic recovery is losing steam. they want the policy makers at the bank of japan to do something about it. what's hapningith the boj? >> it's holding its regular policy setting meeting. boj watchers say they could take some kind of action. they are expected to discuss more monetary easing measures at a policy meeting next week. it will mark the second straight month of taking such steps. policy makers are expected to discuss whether to expand an asset buying program at the policy meeting next tuesday. the current amount is 80 trillion yen or about $1 trillion. that will include buy more exchange credit funds. the central bank says the japanese economy is getting weaker due to an economic slowdown in china and other countries. the bank of japan expects its goal of pushing up consumer prices by 1% cannot be achieved wi
will come to see the field of dreams to see number 4 seneca valley take on number 12 damascus. both teams 8-0. zachary joins us live with more. zachary, it's a football matchup made in heaven this late in the season. >> reporter: it is. you can already field the anticipation building up here. before hot teams like damascus started popping up, there was one power in this area for years. seneca valley. they won state championships. his coach has been part of three of them. since he took over head coaching duties nine years ago, zero. he's starting to feel a little bit of the pressure. but i asked him what it would mean to get this team back to state championship form. >> chokes me up a little bit thinking about that. because i try to tell the kids, winning a state title is one of the greatest experiences you'll ever have in your life. outside the birth of my children, you know, which was different, there's nothing like winning a state championship. because you put it all together, and you love that feeling. and that feeling is what i want so badly for the kids that i coach every day. because
discovered in damascus, a dozen men dead but we don't know who they were or why they were killed. the regime claims it can defeat the rebels. on syrian state television government soldiers showed off what they said was an opposition armed cache hidden in a drainage canal in damascus. and this officer said his heroic troops had defeated rebel fighters and now have this aleppo neighborhood under control. but syria is spiraling out of control. and the opposition though outgunned seems determined to fight on. holly williams, cbs news, syria. >> glor: heavy weather caused widespread devastation in southern japan today. typhoon jellawatt raked the coast with torrential rains and then slammed tokyo, across the country thousands were evacuated. in paris thousands of protestors marched to let lawmakers know they oppose any new austerity measures. the rally staged by a coalition of left-leaning groups comes in advance of french fiscal debates this week. in spain riot police dispersed angry demonstrators in nighttime clashes. it was the third day in a week that tens of thousands were also protesting a
no response from officials in damascus. but according to one turkish official. syria pulled back tanks and other military equipment from the border earlier today. that official says syria was trying to diffuse any, quote: perception of threat, end quote. jennifer griffin following the story from the pentagon for us tonight. jennifer what is washington saying about turkey. >> it is standing behind turkey it's interesting, harris, because in the past turkey ignored errant shells that were fired from the syrian side of the border those shells sometime landing inside turkey where taken refuge and syrians rebels have set up camps. today the prime minister issued a stark warny to syria raising fears in nato that the next time may be different. more turkish troops were moved to the border today. the state department appears to be backing the turks. >> we believe that the turkish parliaments truth strengthened deterrence and sends a strong message to the syrian government. make no ms. stake this was syrian shells that initiated this whole incident the syrians apologized for ther rent shell thi
it entered turkish airspace enroute from moscow to damascus today, turkish prime minister recep tayyip erdogan said his government, acting on a tip, had found the plane was carrying russian-made munitions and military gear to aid the assad regime, in the syrian civil war. >> this was equipment and ammunition that was being sent from a russian agency to the syrian defense ministry. this equipment is now being examined by relevant units. under no circumstances, can this and something like this happening on a passenger plane is a violation of international flights. >> warner: russian authorities had disputed earlier reports that military equipment was on board the plane. and moscow accused the turks of endangering the roughly 30 crew and passengers, many of them russian. the plane was allowed to fly on to damascus without the disputed cargo. but the syrian transport minister condemned turkey's actions. >> ( translated ): what happened could be described as turkish aero-piracy against a civilian syrian plane. they took with force a part of the shipment without giving any receipts. it's a k
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